XML/XAML


Juice Up Your Android App UI

Make your Android app's design more inviting to users by enhancing things like keyboards and forms, so they'll keep coming back to it.

Build a Windows Store App Using SQLite

No database for your Windows Store app? No problem -- SQLite to the rescue!

Configuring WCF Routing Without Code

Peter Vogel returns to creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that loosely couple services with their clients. But this time he uses XML to configure his router rather than doing it in code.

Customize the Windows Phone ToggleButton

Nick Randolph pulls apart the Windows Phone ToggleButton to help you adapt it to the look of your application.

Managed Extensibility Framework Improvements in .NET 4.5

One of the most significant updates is the introduction of a convention-based extension model, in which you can configure a set of naming conventions to allow MEF parts to be easily picked up by your application.

Building Apps Across Windows 8 Platforms

Although Windows 8 and Windows Phone share the same core, building an app for both isn't as easy as you might think.

Using MEF in a Windows Store App

Eric Vogel covers how to use the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to extend a Windows Store application.

10 Things Silverlight Devs Need to Know About the Windows Runtime

Every Silverlight developer needs to know these differences between Silverlight and the Windows Runtime before starting on a WinRT app.

Product Review: Telerik RadControls for Windows 8

The first native Windows 8 controls suite for creating Windows Store apps fills key gaps in the Visual Studio XAML and HTML5/JavaScript toolbox.

.NET 4.5 TypeInfo Reflection

The .NET 4.5 Framework includes some changes to the typical reflection use cases. Most importantly, the Type object has been split into two separate classes: Type and TypeInfo. Find out how and when to use each.

Visual Studio Tip: Setting Up Code Snippets with Variable Parameters

Importing a snippet into Visual Studio and then using the snippet is a snap.

SQL Server 2012 Gets First Service Pack

Upgrades include improved business intelligence capabilities, Reporting Services support for SharePoint.

Windows Phone Navigation with the LongListSelector

Use the LongListSelector control to conveniently display large amounts of data in your mobile apps.

Data Binding 101: Expression Syntax

Data-binding parameters that you can use when wiring up the contents of your Windows Phone application.

Data Binding 101: The Converter Attribute

The Converter attribute can be added to the binding syntax to augment the data at the point it's data bound.

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